Canada's ratings race officially a dead heat... Global Television closes historic gap in Primetime Top 10



    TORONTO, Oct. 17 /CNW/ - In one of the most competitive Fall seasons on
record, Global Television continues to come on strong - shattering one of
Canada's long-held ratings monopolies with a month of stellar performance in
the industry's vital 18-49 demographic.
    Following the first 4 weeks of the new season, the primetime Top 10 race
is a dead heat for the first time in years.
    Led by ratings juggernaut, "House", Global Television has delivered 6 of
Canada's Top 10 favourite programs for the period of September
17-October 14th, capturing the attention of key media observers and
opinion-makers.

    A straightforward, consistent look at the numbers speaks volumes:

    
    Fall 2007
    Canada's Top 10 Programs - Adults 18-49

    HOUSE                      1,741,000    Global
    SURVIVOR: CHINA            1,283,000    Global
    GREY'S ANATOMY             1,142,000    CTV
    HEROES                     1,129,000    Global
    C.S.I.                     1,018,000    CTV
    FAMILY GUY                   974,000    Global
    DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES         945,000    CTV
    C.S.I. MIAMI                 915,000    CTV
    PRISON BREAK                 856,000    Global
    THE SIMPSONS                 833,000    Global

    RATINGS RACE '07 HIGHLIGHTS:

    -   Overall, Global's 18-49 audiences have increased 17% in
        primetime... with CTV's 18-49 audiences dropping 22% compared to the
        same time period last year (September 24-October 14).

    -   Regionally, Global's Top 10 performance matches national wins...
        Toronto:   Global-6/10, CTV-3/10, CBC-1/10
        Vancouver: Global-5/10, CTV-3/10, CBC-1/10, CITY-1/10

    An alternate Top 10 profile reveals CTV's ongoing success in the 50+
demographic:

    Fall 2007
    Canada's Top 10 Programs - Adults 50+

    HOUSE                      1,026,000    Global
    NCIS                         997,000    Global
    DANCING/STARS 5 PERF         970,000    CTV
    C.S.I. MIAMI                 943,000    CTV
    C.S.I.                       938,000    CTV
    CTV EVENING NEWS             934,000    CTV
    DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES         869,000    CTV
    DANCING/STARS 5 RES          863,000    CTV
    GREY'S ANATOMY               827,000    CTV
    COLD CASE                    813,000    CTV

    (All data BBM Nielsen Media Research, September 17-October 14, 2007
    unless otherwise indicated.)
    





For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Grace Park, Global Television,
(416) 446-5331, gpark@globaltv.com


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